Project Partners

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (formerly Society of Social Science Infrastructure Institutions ) is a German research institute in the field of empirical social sciences. GESIS makes data sets and archives available to other researchers, making it a leading research infrastructure facility. GESIS is part of the Leibniz Association and is funded by the federal and state governments. It is based in Mannheim and Cologne.

IBI ‒ Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has comprehensive experience in research data management, data publication, and information retrieval. Its members are very active in the German-speaking research data community and are, for instance, founders and co-ordinators of the DINI/nestor-AG Digitale Forschungsdaten, editors of the wiki, and co-authors of a book on research data management. In the DFG project Registry of Research Data Repositories, a collaboration with the German Research Centre for Geosciences and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IBI has established a world-wide registry for research data repositories.

LZI – Leibniz Center for Informatics operates DBLP, the most comprehensive open database for bibliographic metadata in computer science, in close collaboration with the University of Trier. The DBLP web site is visited by more than 600,000 international visitors each month, and numerous projects and services build and rely on DBLP’s curated, open metadata. Since 1990, LZI has organized informatics conferences of the highest scientific caliber at Schloss Dagstuhl. It also promotes and supports continuing and advanced academic education and the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry.

The Data & Knowledge Engineering group at HHU conducts research at the intersection of semantic technologies, information retrieval and NLP, aiming at improving usability of heterogeneous data, information and knowledge on the web. A particular focus is on methods for understanding discourse and user interactions in large web archives, social media and scholarly resources.

Project Team


Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze Prof. Dr. Alexia Katsanidou
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Dr. Brigitte Mathiak Yousef Younes
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Chandrika Sundakampalayam Paramasivam


Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke Sebastian Tiesler
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Jonathan Lüpfert


Dr. Marcel R. Ackermann Benedikt Maria Beckermann
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Martin Blum


Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze Lu Gan
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